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bloodlust Line breaks: blood|lust
Pronunciation: /ˈblʌdlʌst/

Definition of bloodlust in English:


[mass noun]
Uncontrollable desire to kill or maim others: the victims of an insane killer’s bloodlust
More example sentences
  • Any intellectual who didn't manage to flee into exile was killed during his bloodlust.
  • Nothing will sate their bloodlust and hatred other than to kill everyone of us or at least die trying.
  • The driver let out a terrifying cry of bloodlust.

Words that rhyme with bloodlust

wanderlust • upthrust

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